Mountain View police arrested a second suspect Wednesday evening in the murder of 20-year-old Mountain View resident Jeffrey Johnson.
Jose Alfredo Romero, 19, was apprehended as he walked out of the Jack in the Box on El Camino Real near Ehrhorn Avenue -- only a few yards from where the Feb. 7 shooting took place.
The first suspect, Nathan Talarico, 19, was arrested last Friday while getting off a bus in Mobile, Ala.
Police said Romero, a Mountain View resident, was arrested "without incident" at 6 p.m. after police spotted him driving into Jack in the Box with a female friend.
Investigators continue to pursue other suspects in the murder, as well as in the shooting of an acquaintance of Johnson's who sustained bullet wounds to his leg during a car chase and shootout on Highway 85.
According to an affidavit by FBI agent Mark Dixon, Johnson was murdered during a marijuana deal in the parking lot of the Happi House restaurant, located next door to the Jack in the Box where Romero was arrested. Dixon, citing a witness who was with Johnson, reported that the murderer was one of three men who arrived during the deal, and who was acting strangely and claimed to be "coked up."
As Johnson, driving his white Ford Explorer, tried to flee the scene, one of the three men shot him in the chest. Johnson drove away down El Camino Real, but crashed soon after. He was pronounced dead at El Camino Hospital.
Anyone with information is urged to call 650-903-6344.